Favela Qualities

Asset Mapping Pica-Pau

Click here to see Pica-Pau on the EcoCitizen World Map! Equipped with a GPS, voice recorder, and pair of cameras, my partner Ana Puhač and I entered Pica-Pau, Cordovil looking to compose a profile of […]

#EvictionsWatch

Rio Olympic Evictions Roundup

Clique aqui para Português Since October 2009 when Rio was selected to host the 2016 Olympics, more than 8,000 people have been evicted from their homes. Tens of thousands more are expected. Forced eviction should not […]

Civil Society

Light demolishes Verdejar’s headquarters

On Monday morning, representatives from Rio’s electricity supplier, Light, arrived unannounced at the headquarters of socio-environmental NGO Verdejar with a judicial notice for immediate eviction to clear the land for a new substation. Members of […]

Civil Society

Pursuing Recovery in Cordovil

Clique aqui para Português A legacy of government neglect peeked through the joyful motions and colors of the traditional Festa Junina in Pica-Pau, Cordovil last month. The lack of public investment was most visible in […]